Dark Mofo 2016
Dark Mofo 2016 – hand in hand with fears and shadows. Image: Laurence Bourdais.
Kane Young, Dark Mofo 2016 billed as ‘a maelstrom of cultural pandemonium’ The Mercury, 8 April 2016
Batten down the hatches, Hobart — a storm is brewing, with Dark Mofo set to cast its sizeable shadow over the city again in June.
Billed as “a maelstrom of cultural pandemonium”, Mona’s fourth annual midwinter festival will run from June 10-21 and feature a packed program of large-scale public art, food, film, music, light and noise — including 15 Australian exclusives you can’t see anywhere else.
In just three years Dark Mofo has become Tasmania’s most popular annual event, last year attracting about 280,000 people to events and almost 8000 interstate and international visitors to the state.
This year’s festival has been inspired by the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery’s upcoming major winter exhibition Tempest, which will feature historic works from TMAG and other state collections alongside new works by artists from around the world.
Dark Mofo creative director Leigh Carmichael is particularly excited about the collaboration with TMAG.
“It’s our belief that Tasmania cannot achieve its winter tourism potential without TMAG, so we are very pleased to partner with them on this exhibition,” he said.
“We are very proud to say that ongoing collaborations with other Tasmanian organisations like Detached, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Salamanca Arts Centre, Macquarie Point, Moonah Arts Centre, the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Art Tasmania and a number of local arts collectives has allowed us to showcase the largest group of Tasmanian artists of any previous Dark Mofo festival.”
Tickets go on sale at 11am on Monday from www.darkmofo.net.au